pret teserious consequences when perhaps at the very beginning, this could have been resolved had his attorney its advised him to just, you know, fess up, tell the truth and take relatively speaking, minimal punishment and then he could move on. >> that is, indeed, a serious crime. it's an incredible invasion of one's privacy and everybody you communicate with because it's not just the original target. perhaps this will send a message, it is not a prank. it's a crime. let me move on to one other issue. go ahead? >> i was going to say, the ripple effect, i hope people would keep in mind, if they are team offed to steal somebody's mail and distribute t. the ripple effect, the senders of the email, all of their contact information, their email address, phone numbers, that had to be changed, businesses, personal addresses, it was quite, quite disruptive for many, many people. there was a negative ripple effect.